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April 07, 2019 1st Anniversary Wishes 1 comment

Once you consider the “why,” a sincere and thoughtful retirement card message is much easier Thank you for setting the standard for everyone at [company].

Retirement on the horizon?

Don’t forget to wish them a fabulous time on their new adventures. Whether it’s a friend or family member, one of these retirement wishes is certainly going to cheer them up. Add some flowers or a small gift to make the surprise even bigger.

50+ Retirement Wishes

  1. You now don’t have to wake up to the sound of your alarm clock beckoning you to work. You can enjoy the unlimited time of golfing, driving around town and cooking, unless you want to take my place? Happy Retirement!
  2. We’re really going to miss you! Hope you’ll enjoy every minute of your retirement. Best wishes!
  3. Retirement is equaled to freedom. I hope you enjoy doing the things that you don’t have time for before. Congratulations! Happy Retirement!
  4. You deserve all the best things in this world in your retirement years to come.  Have a happy and rocking retirement days!
  5. I hope you have a wonderful retirement! You will be missed, but never forgotten. You’ve done so much for all of us.
  6. A life without the daily traffic jams and mounts of paperwork. Welcome to that rosy life, my friend. Happy retirement!
  7. Best wishes for a very happy retirement. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me directly and indirectly; it’s much appreciated and I shall miss working with you. And, of course, if you decide retirement means you’ve time to follow some artistic dreams, go for them…
  8. You are an embodiment of optimism and hard work. Thank you for inspiring us every day at work. We will miss you! Congratulations on your retirement!
  9. I wish that your retirement will be everything you dreamed that it would be.
  10. This is another beginning of your life. Hearty Congratulations on your retirement.
  11. Best wishes for you on retirement, Enjoy your time with your family and friends. May every moment of your life be fulfilling and full of joy.
  12. Retiring does not mean that you will stop hanging out with us! Drop by for coffee once in a while. Happy Retirement!
  13. Wishing you the best on your life after this retirement. We’ll miss you.
  14. Working with you has been an immense pleasure the past couple of years. Your graciousness about the people with whom you work, your delight in an acknowledgment of their successes, and your ability to make them the heroes, has always impressed me.
  15. Your guidance and encouragement have helped me and so many other coworkers thrive in a very competitive environment, and we’ve been so fortunate to have your expertise to rely on. You’ll be missed, but I know your retirement is the right thing at this time. May the next phase of your life bring you all that you seek and more.
  16. Congrats! May all your future dreams come true and may your life be filled with joy and happiness. Happy retirement!
  17. Retirement doesn’t mean the end of your active life. You can do the things that you’ve always wanted to Enjoy it!
  18. Wishing you and your family all the best as you enter into a new phase of your life. May you enjoy the extra time that you’ll be spending with them.
  19. May you enjoy a successful life after retirement to the fullest.
  20. Retirement is like a never-ending weekend party except that you can’t drink, can’t hook up and can’t stay up all night even if you want to. So in short, it is boring. Congratulations.
  21. Your presence, your guidance, and your supervision inspire us to do better. A colleague like you is simply irreplaceable. Happy Retirement for you!
  22. Best wishes on your retirement, may it be even better than you ever imagined.
  23. You helped me so much and your thoughts were always well thought out and to the point. I truly appreciate everything you did for me over the years. You will be missed. I hope that you have something wonderful planned!
  24. I have to say, the highlight of our days are the times when we really annoy you. We will miss you! Happy Retirement!
  25. May you have a relaxing new chapter ahead – one where you will have unlimited time to enjoy your life. Happy Retirement!
  26. I will never forget all the things you have taught me whether at work or in life. You are one of the reasons I have fun working. Congratulations! Happy retirement!
  27. May you have a fun and bright new chapter ahead of you – one where you will have unlimited time for relaxation. Happy Retirement!
  28. Just wanted to say that I found so many of your ideas inspiring. It’s hard to imagine our workplace without you! I hope retirement brings you the chance to do whatever it is that you always wanted to do but didn’t get to. All the best!
  29. The workplace will never be the same without you – the jokes, the laughter, the chats over coffee break and our Friday night out! We shared so many fun memories! You will surely be missed! Happy retirement!
  30. Wishing you a long, happy, and healthy retirement.
  31. Cheers to your well-earned retirement! The contributions that you have imparted the company are invaluable. You are one of the foundations for this company’s success! Congratulations!
  32. You have made such a difference with your constant optimism, enthusiasm and willingness to answer questions, no matter how stupid. Somehow, you were able to make what seemed complicated into something we could all be excited about and get behind. I know we’ll all really miss you. Thank you for everything you’ve done and enjoyed yourself!
  33. For the dedication and hard work, you deserve the best retirement ever. Enjoy this new journey of your life.
  34. Wishing you the most exciting and stress-free retirement ever.
  35. You can finally savor the savings that you have worked so hard for. Travel the world! Buy that car that you have been eyeing for forever! You deserve this retirement! Congratulations!
  36. To a reliable and cool colleague, you have inspired us that through work hard and dedication, we can one day achieve our well-merited retirement. Congratulations on yours! Cheers!
  37. A wife’s real full-time job starts when her husband retires.
  38. While your lovely presence will be missed in the office, the great work you did here ensures that you will not be forgotten anytime soon. What you achieved at this company made quite an impact, and that’s not so easy to do these days. Thank you for being a tireless professional, a helpful coworker, and a good friend. Now go and relax!
  39. Retiring does not mean that we will lose touch. I will keep you posted on the latest gossip so make a daily check on your email or better yet, let’s have dinner once in a while. I will miss you! Congratulations on your richly deserved retirement!
  40. Enjoy your unlimited weekends! You can stay on your pajamas all-day-long, stay in bed as much as you want and stay at home without getting any calls from work. Congratulations on your retirement!
  41. You have been so wonderful to work with—so many brilliant and creative ideas and suggestions that I’ve lost track – and you will be sorely missed. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with you. You’re also a wonderful friend and I appreciate your friendship and caring more than I can say. Our friendship, which is near and dear to my heart, will continue, I know.
  42. To one of the best people that the company/office has ever had. Congratulations on your retirement!
  43. Retirement marks the beginning of your career as a sage who never follows his own wise words. Happy Retirement!
  44. Best wishes and good luck for a fulfilling retirement.
  45. Time to ditch the suit and tie. You can now have the liberty to dress whatever you want and no one will care. Just don’t forget to put on your underwear! Happy retirement!
  46. From now on you do not have to put off the things that you have been craving to do. Welcome to the time of your freedom. Happy Retirement!
  47. Wishing you a new set of success in this fresh chapter of your journey, a blossom of opportunities ahead and more adrenaline-pumping adventures to come your way. Happy Retirement!
  48. Your retirement actually means that you got promoted to one of the best roles in your life. Congratulations.
  49. You have set a great example to everyone at work. You are our role model by the ways of your team work, diligence, efficiency, and friendliness. Thank you for being someone we can look up to. Congratulations on your hard-earned retirement!
  50. Congratulations on your retirement. We wish you tons of happiness in the years ahead.
  51. You can now fix everything in your house that needs repairing until you run out of things to do. Happy Retirement!
  52. No more targets, no more goals, no more KPIs and no more meetings. All there’s left to do now is to unfurl all the happiness that life has in store. Congratulations on your retirement.
  53. They say that life starts at 40. But the truth is, it starts on your retirement. When you have the luxury to do all the things you wanted to do. Congratulations on your exciting chapter ahead!
  54. Dear boss, I am pretty sure you will miss having someone do everything for you. Cheers! Congratulations on your hard-earned retirement!

sources:wishesgreetings.com, thebalance.com, dgreetings.com, retirementmessages.com

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What to Write in a Retirement Card + Retirement Messages

thank you for retirement wishes

30 Retirement Wishes & Card Messages

30 Retirement wishes and message ideas for how to wish your boss, co-worker, friend, or family member all the very best in their retirement.

On this page we've written a selection of retirement messages and sentiments so you can write the perfect retirement greeting card message to your co-worker, boss, friend, or family member. There are also some writing tips to help you compose a more personalized happy retirement message.

Updated: 26th April, 2018

Short & Sweet Retirement Wishes

A handful of short retirement wishes to say congratulations to the lucky retiree.

Congratulations on your retirement! Wishing you all the very best for the coming years.

With all best wishes to you on your retirement. We hope that your retirement is filled with relaxation, fun, and family time.

Well done on reaching your retirement! Enjoy your well-deserved time off.

Congratulations on your retirement. You've had a brilliant career and now it's time for a fantastic retirement!

You made it! Congratulations on your retirement, we'll miss you around the office.

Happy Retirement Wishes for a Coworker or Colleague

A collection of retirement card messages to wish the retiree all the best for the next chapter of their life.

It has been such a pleasure working with you for the past [insert how many] years. You've been a great co-worker and friend, and we're sad to see you go. We hope you have a very happy retirement and enjoy your new-found freedom!


The countdown has officially ended! You made it! I'm going to miss you very much, especially your positive attitude and everything you've done to support me over the years. I wish you a happy retirement full of fun times, relaxation, and many good books!


It's hard to believe the time has come to say goodbye. You're one of a kind and we're going to have a hard time replacing you! Thank you for all you've contributed over the years, we'll miss your dedication and enthusiasm. We wish you a long, happy retirement. Don't be a stranger.


Now that you've retired, make sure you work just as hard at relaxing as you worked hard at your job! Thanks for all your support and advice over the years, you've been a great co-worker and friend. All the best for a wonderful retirement!


Congratulations from all of us on your retirement! You've been a great co-worker and friend, and we'll miss seeing you around the office. Don't forget to keep in touch! Wishing you all the very best for your retirement, you deserve it!


You made it! Congratulations on your retirement! You're officially your own boss, and I wish you much success and happiness in this new chapter of your life. I'm going to miss you, you've been a great friend and co-worker, and I really appreciate all you have done to support me over the years. Don't forget to keep in touch!


Wishing you a wonderful retirement. Enjoy this new chapter of your life and we hope it's filled with good health, relaxation, and fun!


Congratulations on your retirement! It's been such a pleasure working with you, you've set such an example to us all with your dedication and hard work. We wish you a wonderful retirement!


Congratulations, the countdown is over! It's been such a pleasure working with you and we're sad to see you go. Enjoy your new found freedom and we wish you continued success in your retirement.


Congratulations on your retirement! You've accomplished so much over your career and we're going to miss your guidance, support, and positive attitude. We're so pleased you'll have more time for yourself and that you can enjoy all those things you've wanted to do. Enjoy this new chapter of your life, and we wish you all the best!


Funny Retirement Wishes for a Friend, Coworker, or Boss

Some funny retirement wishes and card messages to celebrate reaching retirement and to send them on their way with a laugh.

Congratulations on your retirement! Now you'll have more time for sleeping in, fishing, reading, and golfing... unless you want to trade places with me?


Good-bye tension and hello pension! Congratulations from all of us to one well-deserving retiree.


Busy Monday mornings, working late shifts, horrible coffee, and a demanding boss... of course we know you'll miss all of this! Congratulations on your retirement from your jealous co-workers!


Retirement - it's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it! Congratulations, and enjoy your new found freedom!


You're not truly retired - [insert hobby, eg. golfing or knitting] is a full time job! Wishing you all the best in this new chapter of your life.


Happy Retirement Wishes for Your Boss

Thank your boss for all they have done for you and congratulate them on reaching retirement with these retirement wishes and card messages for bosses.

Congratulations on your retirement! You've set a great example for us in the office, and your positive attitude, guidance, and dedication is going to be sorely missed. Now it's time to take some time for yourself! We wish you a happy and healthy retirement, and hope that you enjoy your new found freedom!


Congratulations on your retirement, and thank you for all you have done to guide this company forwards over the years. We truly appreciate your dedication and hard work, and the example you have set for us all. We wish you continued success in your retirement.


It's been a pleasure working with you over the past [insert number of] years, you've been a fantastic boss and a great mentor. Enjoy your retirement and some well deserved time for yourself. Do keep in touch!


Thank you for everything you've done for the company over the past [insert number of] years. We'll miss your guidance and support in the office. Now it's time to do what you want to do, and we hope you have a long and happy retirement.


Congratulations on your retirement! You've accomplished so much in this company and we truly appreciate your effort and dedication. Wishing you all the best in your retirement.


Now that you've retired, make sure you work just as hard at relaxing as you worked hard at your job! Thanks for all your support and advice over the years, you've been a great boss. All the best for a wonderful retirement!


Congratulations on your retirement! You've accomplished so much over your career and we're going to miss your guidance, support, and positive attitude. We're so pleased you'll have more time for yourself and that you can enjoy all those things you've wanted to do. Enjoy this new chapter of your life, and we wish you all the best!


Wishing you a wonderful retirement. Enjoy this new chapter of your life and we hope it's filled with good health, relaxation, and fun!


Congratulations on your retirement! It's been such a pleasure working with you, you've set such an example to us all with your dedication and hard work. We wish you a wonderful retirement!


Congratulations, the countdown is over! It's been such a pleasure working with you and we're sad to see you go. Enjoy your new found freedom and we wish you continued success in your retirement.

How to Write a Personalized Retirement Message

Want to write a personalized message that will make them smile and feel good about themselves? It's easier than it sounds. Just mix one or more of these four ingredients...

1. Accomplishment

Acknowledge the person's contribution and hard work over their career, thanking them for their commitment and the work that they have done, and to celebrate how much they have accomplished over their career. E.g.

"Thanks for all your hard work these years, fielding all the phone calls and making sure our office runs like clockwork. I don't know what we're going to do without you!"

2. What you'll miss about them

Tell them what you'll miss about them, from their encouragement or guidance on projects, to their conversation at coffee time. Tell them how it's been a pleasure to work with them, and thank them for all they have done. E.g.

"I'm going to miss having you around - your good mood was so contagious. Also, don't think we'll ever find someone who bakes as nice birthday cakes as you!"

3. Things they won't miss

Remind them all the things about work that they might NOT miss in retirement, like stressful end-of-year deadlines, bad coffee, or very long Monday morning staff meetings! E.g.

"Congratulations on your final escape from our Monday morning staff meetings!"

4. What they've got to look forward to

Mention things the person can look forward to in their retirement, from more time to spend on their hobbies to more time with their family, or time to go travelling, read a good book, etc. And finally, don't forget to wish them a long, happy, healthy retirement! E.g.

"We hope you have a long and happy retirement - enjoy all your travel and time with the grandkids!"


Retirement Gift Ideas

Here are a couple of easy retirement gift ideas to help you send off the retiree with your best retirement wishes and your gratitude, and perhaps a few laughs too!

Printable Retirement Poster

Make a personalized poster to celebrate their retirement! It's a fun, unique gift they can treasure for years. Plus it's dead-easy to make, using our online poster-generator.

Click here to personalize and print your poster


Printable Retirement Certificate

Have a play on our free Retirement certificate maker and present your colleague or family member with a funny certificate celebrating this milestone achievement.


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More Retirement Ideas

I hope you enjoyed our collection of retirement wishes! Do take a look at our collection of 40+ Retirement Quotes if you're looking for more card message ideas.

If you're looking for a personalized retirement gift or some funny retirement gag gift ideas, do take a look at these related articles below, and also our retirement gift ideas.


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Unique and Truly Memorable Happy Retirement Wishes for Your Boss

thank you for retirement wishes

What do you write in a retirement card for a teacher? How do you congratulate someone on their retirement? Figuring out what to say to a teacher who has played an important role in your (or your child's) life can be a challenge. It can be time-consuming to find just the right words to express your gratitude and appreciation.

Say "Thank You" in a Unique and Memorable Way

Teachers work very hard to teach us the skills we need to realize our full potential in life. When they retire, we can acknowledge their dedication by wishing them all the best in their future endeavors and thanking them for their years of hard work, time, and effort. You can include funny retirement quotes and sayings in your note or letter to make it stand out from the hundreds of cards your teacher will receive. A unique, personalized message is something they'll remember forever!

To get ideas on what to say or write, here are some sample messages. If you like, you can also send some of these short retirement wishes via text/SMS, email, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any of the social networking sites.

Appropriate wordings for retirement wishes for colleagues and coworkers to congratulate them during their farewell and Thank you for everything you did.

Thank-You Messages: What to Write in a Thank-You Card

thank you for retirement wishes

Writing a Retirement Thank You Letter



When retiring, its a good idea to write a retirement thank you letter to all of your colleagues and professional contacts.

Lets start with a few general guidelines for writing a good thank you letter.

A few tips...

Write your boss a personalized letter: Depending on the number of colleagues you need to write, you may consider writing one thank you letter to send to everyone. While this is fine for the majority of your coworkers, it is customary to send a non-cookie-cutter letter to your boss.

Think about including contact info: You may want to include a way to be reached after you’re no longer on the company rolls. Your thank you letter is a good place to make sure everyone has some way to contact you if they want to wish you well, buy you drinks, or just say “hi”.

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Farewell Thank You Notes


Retirement Thank You Letter Samples



Example 1
MM/DD/YY

[Name]
[Title]
[Organization]
[Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]

To All My Wonderful Colleagues,

As many of you know, I’ll be retiring from (XYZ) at the end of the week. I’d like to take a second to thank each and every one of you for helping to create such a satisfying and pleasant work environment over the last 14 years.

As happy as I am to be moving on to the next chapter of my life, I can’t help but be a little sad that I won’t be seeing all of you on such a regular basis. I’ve enjoyed (almost) every moment here, from the hilarious conversations in the break room, to the numerous staff parties and events.

But, beyond this, most of all I’ll miss working with such an efficient and competent team of individuals. I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished over the years, and I truly appreciate the support and guidance that was always available to me.

So, thanks everybody. Its been quite a ride. I hope to see everybody outside of the office in the next few years. In case you don’t have it, my personal e-mail is [email protected]

Sincerely,

[your name]



As you can see, this is an example of a letter that is sent to many people over e-mail. But, what about a letter you’re only writing to one person? Lets take a stab at that in the next example




Example 2
MM/DD/YY

[Name]
[Title]
[Organization]
[Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]

Dear [Name],

As I retire from my position this month, I want to thank you for giving me such a wonderful opportunity to work, learn, and grow with this organization. Working for this company has contributed greatly to both my personal and professional development. After 24 happy and productive years, I leave with many memories to cherish for the rest of my life.

I want to express my sincere gratitude for the support you’ve offered me over the years. We have shared a wonderful work relationship as well as friendship. All of your support has made working here an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Also, thank you for the wonderful retirement party. I really appreciated all of the kind words and well wishes. As I look forward to a new life after my retirement, I will certainly miss the enjoyable time I have spent working with you..

Sincerely,

[Your Name]



Some people have asked if an e-mail is OK for a retirement thank you letter, or if you should hand deliver a hard copy. In my opinion, e-mail is totally acceptable these days.

Of course, if there are a few people you really care for, and you feel so inclined, sending a real card will always be appreciated.






Return from Retirement Thank You Letter to Thank You letters

Once you consider the “why,” a sincere and thoughtful retirement card message is much easier Thank you for setting the standard for everyone at [company].

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